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Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about through in-depth study and hands-on interaction. This focus is intended to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience.

The 2014-2015 year is the Year of India. Students will delve into the rich history of India and how it impacts our business, literature, culture, art, music, and heritage.  Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include a festival, lectures, music, a film-and-discussion series, a travel tour, and many others.

Spring 2014 Activities/Events:

Jan. 28

  • Remembering Gandhi - all day - Bannister Glasshouse - film showing at 2:30

Feb. 17

  • Documentory Film Producer Shantanu Suman "Horns Please" - details TBA

April 10

  • Symposium "Religions of South Asisa in Atlanta" - Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Ramey, University of Alabama, details TBA

Fall 2014 Activities/Events:

August 21

  • Involvement Fair - 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Hasty Student Life Center Plaza

Sept. 10

  • Chai and Chat - Mr. P. Desai - Indian American Cultural Association - 1:30 p.m. - Library Upper Floor

September 12

  • Chai and Chat- Dr. Sylvia Babu - "Being a Pediatrician in the U.S. with a degree from India." - 1:30 p.m. - Science Center Atrium

September 18 

  • Year of India Festival -  11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Donor Plaza (weather permitting)

  • Faculty Colloquium - 3:30 p.m. - featuring Dr. Curt Lindquist and Dr. Richard Summers - location TBD

September 23

  • Chai and Chat - Mr. Mirali Thirumal -"Flora and Fauna of Sri Lanka" - 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Science Building Atrium

October 13-16: 

     Film Festival - showings each day at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 13 - Outsourced @ 3:30 p.m. and Slumdog Millionaire @7:30 p.m.- *Hasty Student Life Center Glasshouse

  • Oct. 14 - Bride and Prejudice - Library Media Room

  • Oct. 15 - Lunchbox - Library Media Room

  • Oct. 16 - Kumare only showing @ 3:30 p.m. - Library Media Room

October 28

  • "Reptiles of India and South Asia" - 3 p.m. - hosted by Dr. Zachary Felix, assistant professor of biology

October 29

  • "India" Past, Present, and Future" presented by Mr. Shah - 2 p.m. - hosted by Dr. Curt Lindquist

November 4

  • "Indian Political System and History" featuring Dr. Vargis and Dr. Salli Vargis, professors at Georgia Perimeter College - 9:30-10:45 a.m. - hosted by Dr. SimonPeter Gomez

November 17-20

  • Hunger and Homeless Week - details coming soon!

Other Events and Activities will be added soon! Check back often for updates!

Previous global emphasis areas have included:

2013-2014 Year of Germany
2012-2013 Year of China: Dragon Rising
2011-12 Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage
2010-11 Year of Oceania
2009-10 Year of North American Indigenous Peoples
2008-09 Year of the Mediterranean
2007-08 Year of Eastern Europe and Russia
2006-07 Year of Middle East 
2005-06 Year of Africa
2004-05 Year of Asia
2003-04 Year of The Americas (inaugural year)


Reinhardt University's selection of specific countries within the Year of Country Study Program does not in anyway connote an endorsement of the laws and policies of the country under study.

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